Cheap Christmas Gifts: Top 10 Best Last Minute Gift Ideas

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At this point in the holiday shopping season, you’ve probably scored the big gifts for the most important people on your list. But there are probably a few people left on your list that require small gifts. The pressure is on to pick up those last minute gifts, without breaking the bank. If your Christmas budget is almost depleted, we’re here to help with our list of the best Christmas gifts. Every gift on the list below costs $15 or less. Our list below includes gifts for women, gifts for men, and gifts for kids. Read on to see our top picks…

Shopping for Christmas gifts at the very last minute? Check out our guide to the best last-minute Christmas gifts and get more great gift ideas.


1. Wrapables Thick Knitted Winter Warm Infinity Scarf

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(Wrapables)

A scarf is a great gift for any woman on your list. Infinity scarves are super-hot right now, making this knit scarf a great gift for 2015, but an especially great gift for those who need a thoughtful gift on the cheap. With over 40 different colors to choose from, finding a style that’s perfect for someone on your list should be quite simple.

Want more gift suggestions? Check out our guide to cool Christmas gifts, or our other article about cheap Christmas gifts.

Price: $10.99

Buy the Wrapables Thick Knitted Winter Warm Infinity Scarf here.


2. Tea Forte WORLD OF TEAS Loose Leaf Tea Sampler

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(Tea Forte)

Having a hard time coming up with a gift idea? Food and drink are usually safe bets. This tea gift set features blends from all over the globe, making it perfect for serious tea fans, or for those who love to travel. You can shop more tea gifts here.

Price: $15

Buy the Tea Forte WORLD OF TEAS Loose Leaf Tea Sampler here.


3. Amazon.com Gift Cards

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Shopping at the very last minute, and don’t have time to waste on shipping? Consider a gift card delivered via email. The gift codes never expire, and they are redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at Amazon.com or certain affiliated websites. Choose your amount, from a mere $0.50 to an extravagant $2,000.

Buy Amazon.com Gift Cards here.


4. theBalm Cosmetics Read My Lips Lip Gloss

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(theBalm)

Available in tons of different shades, this lip gloss is ideal for keeping lips hydrated, and for adding a splash of glossy color before heading to a holiday party. The lip gloss is fortified with antioxidants. Looking for more luxe-yet-cheap makeup? Browse more makeup from theBalm here.

Price: $15

Buy theBalm Cosmetics Read My Lips Lip Gloss here.


5. Magic 8 Ball

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(Mattel)

Plenty of classic kid’s toys are available for under $15. The Magic 8 Ball will keep kids occupied for hours. It’s good for both solo play and fun with friends. Want more toy suggestions? Browse our guides to the hottest toys for girls and the hottest toys for boys. You can also check out our guide to cheap toys for more gifts for kids under $10.

Price: $7.99 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Magic 8 Ball here.


6. Spirograph Design Tin Set

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Looking for a toy that will encourage some quiet play time over Christmas vacation? This is a nice option to consider. Spirograph’s distinctive interlocking gears and wheels allow anyone to draw elegant, spiraling designs. Inspired by the design of the original 1965 Spirograph, this set will entertain kids of all ages. Want more suggestions? Shop Amazon’s holiday toy gift guide.

Price: $12.96 (14 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Spirograph Design Tin Set here.


7. Car and Driver All Access Subscription

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From now through December 22, 2015, Amazon is letting you add a second subscription for free to select magazine subscriptions. You can browse all magazines included in this promotion here. One magazine included is Car and Driver. The subscription includes a print subscription, as well as digital platforms like the Kindle Fire, Kindle Reading App for Android, Kindle Reading App for iPad, iPad, and iPhone/iPod touch. The first print issue should arrive in 4-6 weeks, so you’ll want to explain your thoughtful gift in a Christmas card. That way, even though the magazine won’t be there Christmas morning, they’ll still have something to open.

Price: $16 for two subscriptions (87 percent off MSRP)

Buy Car and Driver All Access here.


8. Perfect Fitness Calorie Monitor

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Fitness trackers are a hot gift this year, but some of the top models sell for $100. If you don’t have that kind of money, this low-cost calorie monitor is a nice alternative. It uses an advanced 24-hour calorie burn formula based on your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and activity rate to estimate your daily calorie burn rate. It syncs with a companion smartphone app. Unfortunately, it’s not compatible with Android 4.0.

Want to see more gifts like this? Browse our Fitbit comparison guide, or shop Fitbit alternatives. We’ve also compiled a Christmas-focused edition of our guide to the best fitness trackers.

Price: $4.99 (90 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Perfect Fitness Calorie Monitor here.


9. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (60th Anniversary Edition)

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(Amazon)

Is there a more iconic Christmas film? Pick up a copy of this classic for anyone on your gift list who loves Old Hollywood or emotional Christmas stories. Not a fan of this movie? Perhaps alternative Christmas movies like White Christmas or Die Hard would be better options for you to consider.

Price: $11.49 (43 percent off MSRP)

Buy It’s a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition) here.


10. Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver Green and White Cubic Zirconia Alternating Half-Circle Ring

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Who says you can’t buy jewelry for under $15? This cute ring is a nice gift for your daughter, grandmother, or girlfriend. It could also work as a promise ring. The ring features seven prong-set cubic zirconia rounds in alternating shades, which creates an appealing contrast.

Want more gift ideas? Browse our recommendations in our guides to the best Christmas gifts for women and best Christmas gifts for men.

Price: $7.94 – $22.02, depending on size selected

Buy the Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver Green and White Cubic Zirconia Alternating Half-Circle Ring here.


Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women, Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.


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